Tag: USDA

Ty Higgins talked with Sec. Sonny Perdue at the recent National Association of Farm Broadcasters gathering.

Ag Secretary talks NAFTA, Farm Bill and the RFS

Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue took time to sit down with Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins as he visited the National Association of Farm Broadcasting annual convention in Kansas City. A number of topics were covered by the two in this interesting time for agriculture. More in this video below.

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Ohio’s Crop Progress — July 17, 2017

Continued wet weather with heavy downpour events caused many fields to be lost to standing water and has stalled harvest, according to Cheryl Turner, Ohio State Statistician with the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. There were 1.9 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending July 16th. Northwest and Central Ohio were drenched by heavy [...]

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Ohio Crop Progress – Planting Nearly Complete

Dry weather brought opportunities for producers to get back into the fields and get some planting done, according to Cheryl Turner, Ohio State Statistician with the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. There were 4.6 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending June 4th. Southern Ohio was the driest while Northeast Ohio got the most [...]

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Ohio’s Crop Progress — October 17th, 2016

Weather conditions were ideal for harvesting, planting, and some fieldwork opportunities, according to Cheryl Turner, Ohio State Statistician with the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. There were 6.3 days available for fieldwork for the week ending October 16. Corn and soybean harvest is progressing rapidly with the warm dry weather. Some areas weren’t able to [...]

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Ohio’s Crop Progress — September 26th, 2016

Little to no rain this week has accelerated crop maturity and provided opportunities for fieldwork, according to Cheryl Turner, Ohio State Statistician with the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. There were 6.4 days available for fieldwork for the week ending September 25th . The hot and dry weather promoted the drying of the corn crop. [...]

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Corn rolled tight in Union County

How far off is the USDA?

The USDA increased the average national yield estimate to 175.  Some disagree with this estimate, saying the USDA is using record ear weight, which isn’t likely considering the intense summer heat throughout the Midwest. Others are questioning low population count estimates on the reports, which also doesn’t make much sense given the new seed technology [...]

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Weekly Crop Progress Report

Taking a look at the role of USDA reports in the market

The USDA report last week held few surprises. Corn carryout was slightly lower and beans were slightly higher than expected. There are still feed usage questions with all of the excess milo and wheat in the market, but that might not be resolved until sometime in the future. The corn crop continues to look amazing [...]

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NPPC delegates discussing business at the National Pork Industry Forum in early March.

‘Pork: The Other White Meat’ goes to court

Few slogans are as well known as “Pork: The Other White Meat.” But those five simple words have found themselves at the center of a renewed legal controversy that has many leaders in the pork industry shaking their heads. In September of 2012, the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), a well-known animal rights [...]

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Rural Ohio counties added to USDA StrikeForce Initiative

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack visited the Ohio Union at The Ohio State University last week to announce the expansion of the USDA’s StrikeForce for Rural Growth and Opportunity Initiative into 11 high-poverty counties in Ohio. Launched in 2010, more than 1,500 StrikeForce partnerships have already helped USDA support nearly 190,000 projects and invest $23.5 billion [...]

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Corn neutral, soybeans neutral, wheat slightly friendly

USDA pegged the Sept. 1 soybean stocks at 191 million bushels. Traders had estimated soybean stocks at 205 million bushels. Last year soybean stocks were 92 million bushels. USDA estimated corn stocks as of Sept. 1 at 1.731 billion bushels. Trader estimates for corn stocks were 1.739 billion bushels, considerably above those of last year at 1.232 [...]

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